On sessions, statutes and software – A glimpse behind the scenes at TDF (talk at openSUSE + LibreOffice Virtual Conference 2020)

Insights about working in an international free and open source community

At the openSUSE + LibreOffice Virtual Conference I had the opportunity to give a talk about “On sessions, statutes and software – A glimpse behind the scenes at TDF”.

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High base load on FreeBSD in a virtual machine

What to do if your FreeBSD machine experiences a high base load

I’ve recently upgraded my virtual server to FreeBSD and stumbled across an issue with high base load. Even with basically no services running and web and database shut down, the base load of the system was around 0,50. Here’s a workaround to the issue.

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On communities, cooperation and cooking (talk at FOSS Backstage Extra 2020)

Lessons learned from 16 years with open source and free software

Free software communities have grown mature over the past years. Perceived as rebels in the very early days, they are nowadays widely recognized and appreciated. Like in life, growing up and professionalizing comes with a very own set of challenges and questions. Apart from factual discussions about governance, licensing or legal structures, the human factor plays an even more important role.

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Blog migrated to a new server

Last weekend, the blog was migrated to a new server

Last weekend, I migrated this blog to a new server. It now runs on FreeBSD, with nginx as webserver and MariaDB as database. I’ve documented the setup in a more or less scriptable form. If time permits, I will turn this into several blogposts to share the knowledge.

Thanks for reading my blog! :-)

Ten thoughts on community leadership (talk at FOSS Backstage 2020)

Insights about working in an international free and open source community

At FOSS Backstage 2020 in Berlin I had the opportunity to give a talk about “Ten thoughts on community leadership”. I point out common problems when working in an international free and open source community, share mistakes I’ve made and tell how you can hopefully avoid them.

The slides are available for download (PDF file, 172 KB).

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